Hove Museum & Art Gallery has a treasure trove of exhibits with collections of local history, craft, fine art and the Hove Film Pioneers amidst a tranquil garden very close to the seafront and is housed in a gorgeous Italianate Victorian villa with the Jaipur Gate which has stood in the grounds since 1922.

This Museum and Art Gallery located 19, New Church Road, BN3 4AB is open to the public from 10am – 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as 2pm – 5pm on Sunday.

This venue supported by Arts Council England using public funding is family-friendly, especially as children will love the Wizard’s Attic a toy heaven with tricycles, miniature trains, dolls, mechanical objects, rocking horses and teddies.

The film gallery exhibits the work of pioneering film makers of Hove in the 1890s and 1900s whilst the local history gallery explores how the area has progressed since prehistoric times. The contemporary craft gallery is a mecca for those interested in craft with one of the finest collections in the country. There are also three centuries of drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures for those who have a passion for fine art.

Admission is free and there are refreshments and a gift shop available.